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29th January 2020

The Duchess of Cambridge visits London Early Years Foundation

THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE TAKES HER LANDMARK SURVEY ON EARLY CHILDHOOD TO LEYF STOCKWELL GARDENS NURSERY & PRESCHOOL. Today, The Duchess of Cambridge took her landmark survey to the Capital and visited London Early Years Foundation’s (LEYF) Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre School in the borough of Lambeth. At the nursery, Her Royal Highness met…

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24th January 2020

Effectively communicating price increases to parents

Carole’s Top Tips… It’s that time of year again… Nurseries are finding out their new funding rates and it comes as no surprise that yet again many are left out of pocket.  The significant shortfall between the funding rates and the rising costs of quality childcare provision is making it particularly difficult for Nurseries and…

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22nd January 2020

First Place Nurseries make employee engagement and mental wellbeing key priorities.

Customer Spotlight: First Place Nurseries Successful organisations perform well because they make employee engagement and mental wellbeing key priorities. First Place Nurseries are a friendly company with three nurseries in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. They opened their doors in 2005 and since then they have strived to give the children in their care the best possible…

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22nd January 2020

Voice your opinion in the ‘5 Big Questions’ Survey

You may have heard on BBC news this morning that the Duchess of Cambridge has launched a UK-wide survey to help improve early childhood.  Kensington Palace has said that the aim of this is to “spark a national conversation” and to help create “lasting change for generations to come.” The survey has just 5 multiple…

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9th January 2020

A tool to reduce stress

Learning Journeys, Observations and Assessments seem to take the most time for Early Years Practitioners. On average, a Practitioner at a setting without nursery software will spend 11 hours per week creating paper copies of these documents. With Connect Childcare’s software in place, the same Practitioner will spend just 1.5 hours a week on average.…

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7th January 2020

Nursery Practitioners beat the January Blues

January is often known as the gloomiest month of the year. The days are dark and cold, the festivities are over and we’re all back at work. A recent survey from the Early Years Alliance reported that the Childcare Sector is particularly struggling when it comes to staff wellbeing and rising stress levels. Pressures on…

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2nd January 2020

Is Nursery Management Software worth the investment?

In today’s climate, Nurseries and Childcare Providers need to focus on lowering risk and maximising profits, so that they can remain sustainable or grow and expand.  Shouldn’t that same line of thought be applied when your nursery is choosing nursery management software? If you are considering investing in Nursery Management Software, one of the most important factors you should consider is the level of profitability that…

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2nd January 2020

Introducing KidSave

The simple and flexible account to build up savings for your child’s future – right from the start 73% of parents think their children will have a harder start in adult life than they did 81% of parents believe the government is not doing enough to support families with children’s savings Poor perception of and…

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